How To Take Care Of Your Sweaters


This weekend alone, despite the rainy and humid weather, I pinned, bookmarked, and contemplated buying a gaggle of sweaters. It seems like every other year, I’m into a different style of sweater. Last year, I was all about cardigans; boyfriend, cropped, swing, fitted, etc.. The year before that, I was into chunky and cable-knit sweaters.

This year, I’m not 100% but, I’m leaning more to longer tunic style sweaters that can be paired with leggings, tights, and skinny jeans. The verdict is still out. However, in the meantime, I’m starting to pull out my sweaters from yesteryear in preparation for those cool fall days. I love sweaters and always make sure I take good care of them so I can wear them year after year.

Here are some valuable tips to take of your sweaters:

  • Fold. Never Hang. – Don’t ever hang your sweaters because hanging sweaters will out stretch and mishape them.
  • Repair Them Immediately – If you notice a missing button or small hole, replace the button and/or repair the hole as soon as possible. If not, the hole may get bigger.
  • Hand Wash – Unless the instructions tell you to do so, never machine wash a sweater. Wool sweaters should always be washed by hand with gentle soap and rinsed with lukewarm water. Also, try not to wring dry your sweater. Instead, opt to let it drip dry or roll excess water off in a towel. Just like with hanging, wringing can cause it to lose its shape.

I hope these tips help you for when its finally time to indulge in warming up in one of your favorite sweaters.

Stay Stylish!

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